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Christmas and New Year 2018 – services and support

20 Dec 2018 - 14:15 by michelle.foster

Macc Christmas and New Year closure information

Our offices will be closed from 4pm on Friday 21 December and will open in the New Year on Wednesday 2 January. The Macc team sends best wishes to all during this festive period and looks forward to working with you again next year.

Here you will find details of local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) services operating over the Christmas and New Year period, as well as details of Manchester City Councils services and local NHS services.
 



How you can help in Manchester over Christmas

For information on how you can help in Manchester this Christmas, please read our blog here
 



Useful phone numbers:

Police (Non-Emergency) – 101
NHS (Non-Emergency) – 111
Manchester City Council main number (switchboard) 0161 234 500
Manchester Contact Centre (Safeguarding concerns) Tel: 0161 234 5001 (open 24 hours a day, seven days a week) / Email: mcsreply@manchester.gov.uk / Secure email: socialcare@manchester.gcsx.gov.uk if you are sending sensitive information / SMS Text: 0786 000 3160
Manchester Carers Centre (helpline) 0161 272 7270
Manchester Citizens Advice Bureau 0344 411 1222
 



Christmas meals and social activities

Street Support Christmas & New Year Drop-In Timetable Download the timetable here Street Support
Saturday 22 December
Lifeshare 7am - 9am Breakfast
Reach Out To The Community 10am - 5pm Shop open. Food parcels & support
Mustard Tree 10am - 4pm Furniture, clothes, food club & food parcels
Coffee4Craig 5pm - 7pm Food, showers, advice & support

Sunday 23 December
Lifeshare 7am - 9am Breakfast (Xmas Project begins 2pm - 8pm)
Food4All 4pm - 6pm Sunday roast, (veg & vegan options)
Coffee4Craig 5pm - 7pm Food, showers, advice & support

Monday 24 December
Lifeshare 8am - 8pm Food, entertainment, clothing, bedding, toiletries, medical care
Booth Centre 9am - 1pm Breakfast/lunch/advice/activities
Centrepoint 10am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm Advice, referral & signposting
JustLife 10am - 12pm Meal & activities (Openshaw Centre, Ashton Old Road)
Mustard Tree 10am - 1pm Furniture, clothes, food club & food parcels
Cornerstones 10.30am - 3pm Hot food & drinks, shower & clothing
Reach Out To The Community 10.30am - 3pm Shop open. Food parcels & support
Urban Village 2.30pm - 4.30pm GP, nurse, drug worker and wound care clinic
MASH  10pm - 2am Mobile drop-In

Tuesday 25 December
Lifeshare 8am - 8pm Food, entertainment, clothing, bedding, toiletries, medical care
Booth Centre 9am - 1pm Breakfast/Xmas Day dinner/advice/activities
Cornerstones 10.30 - 3pm Xmas Day dinner

Wednesday 26 December
Lifeshare 8am - 8pm Food, entertainment, clothing, bedding, toiletries, medical care
Cornerstones 10.30 - 3pm Boxing Day dinner

Thursday 27 December
Lifeshare 8am - 8pm Food, entertainment, clothing, bedding, toiletries, medical care
Booth Centre 9am - 1pm Breakfast/lunch/advice/activities
Centrepoint 10am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm Advice, referral & signposting
Men’s Room 10am - 5pm (Office) 12pm -4pm (Creative session)
Mustard Tree 10am - 12.30pm Furniture, clothes, food club & food parcels
Reach Out To The Community 10am - 4pm Shop open. Food parcels & support
Cornerstones 10.30am - 3pm Hot food & drinks, shower & clothing
Urban Village 2.30pm - 4.30pm GP, nurse, drug worker and wound care clinic
Coffee4Craig 7pm - 9pm Food, showers, advice & support
MASH 8pm - 12am Mobile drop-In

Friday 28 December
Lifeshare 8am - 8pm Food, entertainment, clothing, bedding, toiletries, medical care
Booth Centre 9am - 1pm Breakfast/lunch/advice/activities
JustLife 10am - 12pm Meal & activities (Openshaw Centre, Ashton Old Road)
Reach Out To The Community 10am - 4pm Shop open. Food parcels & support
Mustard Tree 10am - 4pm Furniture, clothes, food club & food parcels
Centrepoint 10am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm Advice, referral & signposting
Cornerstones 10.30am - 3.30pm Hot food & drinks, shower & clothing
Urban Village 2.30pm - 4.30pm GP, nurse, drug worker and wound care clinic
Mustard Tree 5pm - 8.30pm Hot meal, advice, clothing
Coffee4Craig 7pm - 9pm Food, showers, advice & support

Saturday 29 December
Lifeshare 7am - 2pm Food, entertainment, clothing, bedding, toiletries, medical care
Reach Out To The Community 10am - 4pm Shop open. Food parcels & support
Mustard Tree 10am - 4pm Furniture, clothes, food club & food parcels
Coffee4Craig 5pm - 7pm Food, showers, advice & support

Sunday 30 December
Lifeshare 7am - 9am Breakfast
Food4All 4pm - 6pm Sunday roast, (veg & vegan options)
Coffee4Craig 5pm - 7pm Food, showers, advice & support

Monday 31 December
Booth Centre 9am - 1pm Breakfast/lunch/advice/activities
JustLife 10am - 12pm Meal & activities (Openshaw Centre, Ashton Old Road)
Barnabus (Support Office) 10am - 1pm Accommodation. Advice
Reach Out To The Community 10am - 4pm Shop open. Food parcels & support
Mustard Tree 10am - 1pm Furniture, clothes, food club & food parcels
Centrepoint 10am - 12.30pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm Advice, referral & signposting
Cornerstones 10.30am - 3pm Hot food & drinks, shower & clothing
Barnabus  (Beacon) 10.30am - 1pm Breakfast, showers, clothing, lunch
Urban Village 2.30pm - 4.30pm GP, nurse, drug worker and wound care clinic
Coffee4Craig 7pm - 9pm Food, showers, advice & support

Tuesday 1 January
Cornerstones 10.30am - 3pm Hot food & drinks, shower & clothing
Barnabus (Beacon) 11am - 2pm Lunch, showers, clothing
Coffee4Craig 7pm - 9pm Food, showers, advice & support

Lifeshare Christmas Drop-in Service click here to download the information Lifeshare
The Christmas Drop-in is open over seven days of the Christmas Period:
23 December 2pm – 7.30pm (Dinner only)
24-28 December 7am – 7.30pm
29 December 7am – 2.30pm (Breakfast & Lunch only)
Restrictions – this service is only available to people aged 18 and over

The Launch Project – Community Christmas Dinner The Launch Project
The Community Christmas dinner is a social action project that provides a free Christmas meal to any resident in Greater Manchester who one or all of the following applies to:

  • They are at risk of social isolation, this can be due to having no local support networks or being an elderly person with no family or a single person new to the area who is experiencing social exclusion or isolation
  • It could be a family struggling with poverty and unable to provide a full Christmas dinner
  • A single person struggling financially regardless of age, gender, religion or social class

Contact The Launch Project on 0161 505 0282.

Church of the Resurrection and St Barnabas, Eastlands Christmas Day Dinner
The Church of the Resurrection and St Barnabas are inviting anyone who will be alone or who for whatever reason isn’t cooking themselves a meal on Christmas Day to join them for Christmas Dinner. Anyone is welcome, contact Rec Maria on 0161 230 6762 / email: revmariaonuigbo@outlook.com

The Christmas Dinner Project by Lemn Sissay MBE
The Christmas Dinner Project started in Manchester in 2013 with one clear vision: that no care leaver will be alone on Christmas Day. It’s about local communities across the UK, coming together to put on dinners on Christmas Day for care leavers between 18 and 25. Donations are welcome to the Lemn Sissay Foundation to support this vision. If you would like to make sure this project can continue to run the dinners, this year and in the future you can donate to the from now until the 31 December.

Manchester Cares – Winter Wellbeing Manchester Cares
If you're over 65 Manchester Cares can help you stay warm, active, healthy and connected this winter. Call Amy on 0161 207 0800, if you would like Manchester Cares to:

  • Deliver a blanket or item of warm clothing to your door
  • Connect you with organisations who could help you reduce your bills and offer benefits and insulation advice
  • Invite you to one of their 15 free social clubs a month and other activities in your area
  • Arrange a small grant for you if you're struggling to keep your home warm or are without a winter coat
  • Introduce you to a younger neighbour who could visit once a week for a chat over a brew
     


Manchester City Council Services Manchester City Council
During Christmas and New Year, Manchester City will provide restricted services, residents can still access a range of information and services on the Manchester City Council website: www.manchester.gov.uk

Click here to view Manchester City Council’s changes to bin collections over Christmas and New Year

 



Christmas holiday opening times for pharmacies and walk-ins
Many pharmacies across Greater Manchester are open on bank holidays to help you stay well. Find out which pharmacies are open near you over Christmas and New Year 2018/19.
 



Foodbanks

Find your local food bank
Struggling to make ends meet during the Christmas holidays? If you need help, click here to find out how to access food banks.Manchester South Central Foodbank

St Edmund's Church, Alexandra Road South, Whalley Range, Manchester
On Christmas day Manchester South Central Foodbank and Whalley Range Methodist Church are running a meal for those who need it most in our community. If you know someone who would benefit from attending, get in touch by email: events@manchestersouthcentral.foodbank.org.uk
 



Homeless Shelters & Support Services

Street Support Advice – Find useful advice related to homelessness in your area A bed every night
Website: https://streetsupport.net/manchester/advice/

A Bed Every Night
A Bed Every Night is a commitment to provide a bed, welcome, hot meal and support for anyone sleeping rough in Greater Manchester. The extra provision will operate from 1 November 2018 until 31 March 2019 and will be available throughout this period, regardless of the temperature.
 



Information, Support & Advice

Mental Health – Support and Advice
Christmas can be a really challenging time of year for many of us and living with a mental health problem can make coping even more difficult.

  • Elefriends is a really supportive online community where you can be yourself, share and be heard. There is someone on hand to speak to you every night till midnight
  • Samaritans are available to talk 24/7 about whatever is on your mind Click here to find your nearest Samaritans branch https://www.samaritans.org/branches
  • Mind Infoline has information on treatments and where to get help. It is open at different times for the holidays.
  • Mind’s A-Z of mental health information covers over 100 topics, including coping tips for a range of diagnoses, and ways that family and friends can support.
  • Silver Line is a free, 24 hour, confidential helpline for older people, contact 0800 470 8090

If you feel unsafe, remember the emergency services are there to support you. See Mind’s crisis care page for more information and other ways to get support in a crisis.

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